Students who graduate with a baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university may qualify to receive $1,000 from the baccalaureate-granting institution if they meet the following criteria:
Must have enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education in fall 1997 or thereafter;
Must have been a resident of Texas and entitled to pay in-state tuition at all times while pursuing the degree;
Must have received a baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university; and
Must have attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester hours required to complete the degree in the catalog under which graduated. Hours attempted includes transfer credits, course credits earned exclusively by examination, courses that are dropped after the official census date, and for-credit developmental/remedial courses.
El Centro College has academic advisors to help students plan their course of study at the community college to maximize their chances of qualifying for this rebate when they graduate from a university with a baccalaureate degree.